Noel Gallagher: 'Any fucker can make dance music now' – video

Former Oasis chief says electronic music is too much of a "walk in the park"

Noel Gallagher: 'Any fucker can make dance music now' – video

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Noel Gallagher has posted a video online in which he rubbishes modern dance music by claiming that "any fucker" can make it – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

In the clip, the former Oasis guitarist reveals that although he used to be a fan of Manchester's legendary Haçienda nightclub and "primitive" dance music, he believes that advances in technology have made making electronic music too much of a "walk in the park".

Gallagher – who once scored a Number One single with 'Setting Sun', a 1996 collaboration with electronic duo The Chemical Brothers – says in the video: "Every night from '87 until the band [Oasis] formed in '91, I was there [at The Haçienda]. That was my life and I loved it.

"Dance music then, in its primitive form… I had a house in Ibiza for 12 years, and you could just feel the change one year. From nobody knowing what they were doing with these machines, to somebody mastering it and the machine makers making it easier for people to use. Dance music sounds like a walk in the park now. Any fucker can do it – and quite frankly, every fucker is doing it."

The singer – who recently rejected an offer from his brother Liam to reform Oasis in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of their album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' – also says that the reason dance music became so popular was because guitar music had "come to a dead end" and was "fucking going nowhere".

Noel Gallagher released his debut solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' earlier this month on October 17. The LP subsequently entered the UK album charts at Number One after clocking up sales of over 120,000 in its first week of release (October 23).


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